The Free Press, Mankato, MN


May 2, 2011

Joan Mary Haefner

— Joan Mary Haefner, 75, of Belle Plaine, MN, passed away on April 28, 2011.

Memorial gathering is from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Valley View Golf Club (lower level), 23795 Laredo Ave., Belle Plaine, MN 56011.

Joan, originally from Minnesota Lake then Mankato, moved to Belle Plaine in 1974. Joan had many interests, among them were, education, nature, art, sewing, writing, traveling and theater.

She is survived by children, Greg (Shelly) Stevermer, Bob (Teri) Stevermer; stepchildren, Pamela (Cliff) Miron, Cynthia (Larry) Veldhuisen, Stephen (Belinda) Haefner, Kristine Davis, Debra Haefner, Sylvia (Steven) Svihel, Douglas Haefner, Stuart (Amy) Haefner, Chad Haefner, Rebecca (Craig) Gast; 29 grandchildren; along with great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Zimny; sisters, Kathy Hopp-Thibault, Rita (Dave) Born, Berny (Richard) Wolff; sister-in-law, Lori Zimny; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by husband, Simon Haefner, brother, Joseph Zimny, and sister Therese Zimny.

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